Apply for Castle Pass

kenilworth castle Background to the Scheme

The Castle was given to the people of Kenilworth by the second Lord Kenilworth in 1958. As such, residents have always enjoyed free access to the castle under a variety of schemes. English Heritage took over management in 1984 and are keen that this continues.


Free passes are available for all residents of Kenilworth Parish aged 16 years and over. Children 15 years of age and under are entitled to free entry with an adult pass holder (subject to a maximum of six children per supervising adult).

The Kenilworth Castle Resident’s Pass allows free entry into the Castle during normal opening hours only. The pass also entitles the holder to admission to some English Heritage Events at Kenilworth Castle at a reduced rate. See the English Heritage website for current details.

Application & Fee

If you would like to apply for a pass, please download and complete the application form from the link below. These are also available as paper copies at Kenilworth Library.

There is a £5 administration fee for processing each pass, which remains valid for 10 years from the date of issue. You will need to supply two recent and identical UK Passport size photographs.

Your pass will usually be despatched by post within 10 working days.

Download Castle Pass Application Form (Word Document)